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1988 Chevy S10 cranks fine but when driving down road when you go to shift into second it starts bogging down and cuts off.

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Thinking maybe the neutral safety switch may have a short in it or be broken...also check emissions vacuum equipment for leaks under load..now Im thinking there is an electric interlock (on manual transmission models that was make into the clutch pedal also) check this for proper operation..repost findings please..

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SOURCE: 1988 chevy s10 blazer 4.3, cut out , will srart but will not stay

Your vehicle as an ignition control module located on top of the distributor (under the cap and rotor) I would pull the ICM and take it to NAPA and have it tested if bad replace it (cost about $80). Sounds like a ICM problem or it could be the ignition switch located on the steering coloum which can't be tested but costs $20. Hope this works

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SOURCE: 1988 Chevy S10 Durango Pickup, Won't start will fire

sounds like ignition module inside of distributor cap under distributor rotor button.these do go bad and can easily be replaced.strong suspicion from your details that this is the culprit.

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SOURCE: 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 - Cranks fine, idles good, but

check ignition timming

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Here is the common cause of surges, stalls at stops, slow idle speed, erratic idle speed, rough idle and engine hesitation (and other problems), it is in most cases the idle speed control air-bypass valve and or throttle valve and upper intake, these area's get full of gunk and combustion residue over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.

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SOURCE: Clutch fluid weight 1988 chevy s10

in the trans is 80w-90. the clutch fluid is actally the exact same as dot3 brake fluid.

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